Every year in our cities and towns, thousands of trees and the lumber
they contain are thrown away in landfills, buried on construction
sites, ground up for mulch, or cut for firewood.
At the same time, we pay dearly at lumber yards and home centers for
many of the hardwoods and softwoods we continue to burn, bury, grind,
and throw away.
My book, Harvesting Urban Timber - A Complete Guide, encourages
woodworkers to make better use of urban timber by saving the best logs
for lumber. The book is full of photographs and expert reviewed,
computer-generated illustrations to help make clear the more
complicated aspects of urban logging and milling.
You may also want to check out the gallery of furniture made from
reclaimed timber including a couple by a guy named Norm. If you've
made a piece from reclaimed lumber, let us know and we'll add it.